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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: October 5, 2017
Ongoing
Author(s):
  • FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Courtney A. Johnson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program

Lesson Overview: In this activity and the next one, students learn about the concept of the Fire Triangle, then test it experimentally. This activity focuses on fire’s requirement for fuel and a heat source.

Lesson Goal: Increase students' understanding of fire as a process of chemical change.

Objectives:

  • Students can describe the chemical change that occurs in combustion.
  • Students can explain why combustion is a chemical change.
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Keywords:
  • C - carbon
  • chemical changes
  • CO2 - carbon dioxide
  • fire triangle
  • H2 - hydrogen
  • heat
  • O - oxygen
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FRAMES Record Number: 25038